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would say you have done far than enough. came in a remote part of afghanistan. a bullet went through both his legs. instead of ducking for cover, he lunges for that grenade and hurls it back. but as he did so, it detonated. the sergeant sacrificed his right hand to save the lives of eight of his comrades and president obama told the story as he presented that medal. >> i had never seen someone hurt so bad. his soldiers were amazed at what leroy did next. despite his wounds, he remains calm. he put on his own turnakit and continued to leave, giving orders. even telling the medics how to treat his wounds. >> to be singled out is very humbling. i consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here, abroad to be our heros. all uniformed services. >> you know, these brave souls say the same thing, don't they? i was just doing my job. the medal says it differently. it says for bravery above and beyond the call of duty and by the way, the sergeant is the only, or is only the second living service member from afghanistan to earn this medal. anita. >> wow. derek, thank you. a
in afghanistan, since june he says he's received excellent care at walter reed and sorry to see it go. >> it's a bummer it's closing >> there's no room to expand to meet the changing demands of the complexity of the warriors we have now. >> reporter: the army's golden knights parachute team added some excitement to a melancholy atmosphere as hundreds came to say goodbye. >> we are absolutely thrilled we have so many people come out to acknowledge the historic event that represents. 100 years of service. >> reporter: in a ceremony called casing the colors the walter reed army medical center flag was rolled up by the center's command sergeant maker marking the inactivation of the unit. >> it was sad. it was the end of a very historical era but it was also the beginning of joy. >> reporter: walter reed will no longer be an army hospital but the name of the famous army doctor who helped eradicate yellow fever will carry over to bethesda naval hospital. that will be named walter reed national military center. >> we're taking the legacy, moving to it bethesda and entering a new era of joint medici
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